Friday, May 12, 2006

SitcomsOnline.com Upfront Preview: The CW; Janet Jackson Turns 40 and TV One Celebrates Her 'Good Times'

The newest network looks to put the best from the old WB and UPN together, along with some new shows, for a network that will have established hits before it even premieres, for the first time in television history.

Here is the SitcomsOnline.com The CW 2006-07 preview:

New Series Already Picked-Up: None.
New Series We Think That Are Almost Good To Go: Flirt (sitcom), Palm Springs (drama), The Game (sitcom), and Runaway (drama).
New Series Perhaps Picked-Up for Mid-Season: Aquaman (drama); She Said, He Said (sitcom); and The Ultra (drama).

OUR FALL 2006 PREDICTION:

Sundays
5:00PM Various Repeats
6:00PM Various Repeats
7:00PM Various Repeats
8:00PM One Tree Hill
9:00PM Palm Springs (NEW) or Everwood

Mondays
8:00PM Everybody Hates Chris
8:30PM Flirt (NEW)
9:00PM Girlfriends
9:30PM The Game (NEW)

Tuesdays
8:00PM Gilmore Girls
9:00PM Veronica Mars

Wednesdays
8:00PM America's Next Top Model
9:00PM Runaway (NEW)

Thursdays
8:00PM Smallville
9:00PM Supernatural

Fridays
8:00PM WWE Smackdown!

Comments: This is another tough prediction because we are putting two networks into one and still picking new shows from development. The CW was not happy with its development slate, so I think series like Veronica Mars and One Tree Hill will indeed return. Perhaps Everwood, too. Mondays I think The CW will stick with UPN's black comedy line-up. Tuesday they will stick with The WB's hot drama line-up, Wednesday it is like UPN, Thursday The WB and Friday UPN. So, nicely spread out, if you ask me. I think they will hold Nick Lachey's sitcom for mid-season because it just doesn't fit with any of their other sitcoms. Reba is dead I think and will not return. Which means, The WB has no returning sitcoms. CBS passed on the pilot for The Ultra, so The CW might pick it up as early as this fall, but I put it for mid-season. Also, if ABC cancels the well written Invasion, The CW might pick it up, too. Invasion is from Warner Bros. Television, so it would be easy to pick it up. I hope ABC keeps it, but if they don't, I hope The CW picks it up, because that show is SO good. But where would it go? After Smallville maybe? I'm not going to list what shows are gone, because UPN and The WB will be canceling or ending so many. But you can say goodbye to favorites Charmed, 7th Heaven, Reba, Eve, All of Us and Half & Half. And pathetic stuff like Love, Inc. and Modern Men. The latest rumblings say The CW will only pick-up one new drama, Runaway. Palm Springs is still a question mark, so that is why I think Everwood might get the nod. No one knows what the heck happened to Aquaman. That was a given to the CW line-up, but might not even make at all now. I went with it and put it for mid-season. That and The Ultra might be a good combo. And reality hit Beauty and the Geek will for sure be back for mid-season.

Remember, next Thursday (May 18) is the actual date when we will findout The CW's plans for the 2006-07 season. So, come on back next Thursday and we will let you know the details and you can see how much we were right (or wrong). Stay tuned next week for all the final schedules released by all the networks! We will put them up as soon as they are released by the networks, so this will be your home to see them first!

Pop singer Janet Jackson is turning 40 years old next week and TV One is throwing a party! Catch the "Janet Jackson Birthday Bash" Good Times marathon on Saturday (May 13) starting at noon. It would have been nice, if they acquired some Diff'rent Strokes episodes, too.
12:00pm/8:00pm Episode 502, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. I
12:30pm/8:30pm Episode 503, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. II
1:00pm/9:00pm Episode 504, The Evans Get Involved Pt. III
1:30pm/9:30pm Episode 505, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. IV
2:00pm/12:00am Episode 507, Willona, The Fuzz
2:30pm/12:30am Episode 509, Bye, Bye Bookman
3:00pm/1:00am Episode 515, Penny's Christmas
3:30pm/1:30am Episode 514, No More Mr. Nice Guy
4:00pm/2:00am Episode 513, Willona's Mr. Right
4:30pm/2:30am Episode 517, Where There's Smoke
5:00pm/3:00am Episode 523, Willona's New Job
5:30pm/3:30am Episode 605, Stomach Mumps
6:00pm/4:00am Episode 614, The Snow Storm
6:30pm/4:30am Episode 619, The Physical
7:00pm/5:00am Episode 621, Where Have All the Drs. Gone
7:30pm/5:30am Episode 620, A Matter of Mothers


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, November 11

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Thanksgiving" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave and Gemma host a memorable Thanksgiving in their new home when Dave’s politically incorrect mother, Paula (Marilu Henner), visits from out of town and meets Calvin, Tina and the rest of the Butler family for the first time.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Square Hamburgers, Round Buns" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Abishola calls off things with Bob, her Auntie Olu sets her up with a Nigerian pharmacist, and Bob tries online dating. Missi Pyle guest stars as Liz, Bob’s online date and Tony Tambi guest stars as Chukwuemeka, Abishola’s set-up.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 11)

Monday, November 11

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chris D'Elia (Undateable/Whitney) - Chris is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City/Bad Teacher) - Kristin talks about Holiday in the Wild on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Isabela Merced (100 Things to Do Before High School) - Isabela is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Edelstein (The Kominsky Method/Almost Perfect) - Lisa will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim talks about Lifetime's You Light Up My Christmas on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Al Roker swaps jobs with Jim on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
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09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
09/19 - The Guest Book - Season 1
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10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
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11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
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11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
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11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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